Some of the information which a survey map will provide...
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1. Bearings and distances define the shape of the property.
2. Monuments found indicate some of the field evidence which the surveyor used to locate & position the property.
3. Physical structures on the parcel
4. Various improvements on the property and their relationship to the property lines.
5. The distance called an offset shows the shortest distance from an improvement to the property line. It is useful for planning improvements.
6. Tie distances show the distance from a monument or the closest street intersection to the beginning of the property.
7. The land within an easement probably has limited usability.
8. The house is built within the bounds of an easement. This is a potential problem which might be unacceptable.
9. The adjoiner’s driveway is built partly on the property. This could be an encroachment or an agreed upon easement.
10. The utility wires servicing the adjoiner are encroaching. This could indicate an easement has been granted.
11. Part of the street pavement may be encroaching. A potential problem which may not be correctable.
12. Land between the fence and the property line appears to be part of the property, but is actually owned by the adjoiner.
 
With some of the potential problems which a survey could point out, you should consult your attorney.
 
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